Portugal Adventures with Grand Bazaar

Hi fellow crafters,

I was very excited to receive the GRAND BAZAAR collection to work on for this month. As soon as I saw it, I just knew I had the perfect photos to scrap using it! I think this collection is good for many different types of projects, from love photos, to adventures and childhood memories. It also very suitable for Male layouts and all sorts of greetings cards. This collection has many colours which can be used all together in a project or separated to focus on just 2 or 3 colours. I found that my photos suited the more selective type of colours. For example, I have focused on the blue and yellow tones for this layout. I have then further focused on the doors and tiles to compliment my photo and to express my memory of Portugal as you will find many intricate tiles and beautiful doors during an adventure there.

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To create this layout I have followed the steps below:

  1. Take CERAMIC TILES (yellow side), trim to 29.5 x 29.5 cm. Using a CRAFT KNIFE, cut 4 sets of 5 tiles from the middle of the reverse side. Apply TEXTURE PASTE to the yellow side of the page, in the middle of of each side, through the ORNATE DAMASK 6X6 DESIGNER STENCIL.
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  2. Use KAISERINK PAD – DENIM to stamp CLEAR STAMP – LATTICE on to the prepared CERAMIC TILES background.
  3. Cut KAISERCARD BLUEBERRY WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 12 x12 inch. Adhere prepared CERAMIC TILES to the middle of the cardstock, leaving the bottom right hand corner free to be folded back. Fold back corner and adhere the tip. Slot one of the 5 tile sets under the folded corner and adhere.
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  4. Take photo with dimensions of 10.2 x14 cm and adhere to a yellow sheet from PAPER PAD – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION with dimension of 11.3 x 15 cm. Foam tape mounted photo onto a blue patterned sheet, also from PAPER PAD – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION, with dimensions of 13 x 16.5 cm. Foam tape to the centre of the layout.
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  5. Cut the blue and yellow doors and patterned sections from DOORWAY – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION and the matching sheets from PAPER PAD – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION. Layer these around the the photo, trimming them if required. Cut down the 3 left over sets of 5 tiles from Step 1 and layer them around the photo.Portugal Adventures With Grand Bazaar 4
  6. Embellish the layout with COLLECTABLES – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTIONSTICKER BOOK – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION,  MINI PAPER BLOOMS – ICEBERG and  CHEESECLOTH GAUZE.
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Happy Crafting!
Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year! And thank you for your support during 2019!
Xx Roxii xX

Journey Cards

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share four cards (15 x 15 cm) that I made with the Kaisercraft Journey Collection. This collection is just so versatile, I love it. I have made two birthday cards and two Bon Voyage Cards using the Paper Pad – Journey CollectionCollectables – Journey Collection and Flourish Pack – Fly Away.

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For this Feminine Birthday Card, I choose the pale pink, maroon and gold script page and the yellow embellishments from the Paper Pad – Journey Collection and the yellow lanterns from the  Collectables – Journey Collection. I also used Distress Ink Pad – Aged Mahogany and a stencil to create the main card background and I used the Kaisermist Spray Ink – Gold Shimmer in the middle of the maroon background. To embellish, I used Cheesecloth Gauze,  Flourish Pack – Fly Away and Rhinestones – Wine.

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For this Male Birthday Card, I choose the blue patterned page, the pale blue page, the little square page and the blue embellishments from the Paper Pad – Journey Collection . I inked the middle of the background using the Distressed Dots 6X6 Designer Stencil and a Navy coloured ink. I embellished using the large bike from the Collectables – Journey Collection, Cheesecloth GauzeFlourish Pack – Fly Away and Rhinestones – Ice Blue.

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For this Bon Voyage Card, I choose the brown patterned page and brown embellishments from the Paper Pad – Journey Collection. I also used KaiserInk Pad – Chocolate and a stencil to create the background.  I embellished using the suitcases from the Collectables – Journey Collection, the Cheesecloth GauzeFlourish Pack – Fly Away and Rhinestones – Yellow.

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For this Bon Voyage Card, I choose the striped page, the pale yellow page and a mix of embellishments from the Paper Pad – Journey Collection and the Collectables. I used the Kaisermist Spray Ink – Gold Shimmer in the middle of the  background and embellished with Cheesecloth Gauze,  Flourish Pack – Fly Away and Rhinestones – Wine.

I hope I have inspired you to attempt some cards with this wonderfully versatile collection. Happy Card Making!

Xx Roxii xX

Create Your Own Dream with Imagine

Hello everyone,

Denise here today with a different collection. I am using the very wonderful and quirky Imagine from Graphic 45.G45-Imagine

I started by using a sheet of Castles In the Air (dotty side) as my background. Next I cut a strip from Imagine and placed down the left hand side.

I decided to add some texture and interest so using a crosses stencil  I added texture paste over the background.

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I used some papers from the 8×8  pad to mat behind my photo.IMG_3451Next, time for some fussy cutting! I cut lots of flowers and leaves out and also some butterflies and items from the Adventure Beckons sheet .

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I coloured over some of the flowers and butterflies with some Gold Mist.

I used three of the little postcards from the Ephemera Pack to tuck in and around the layout.G45-Imagine

Next, I took two strips of the Futuristic Fantasy paper, rolled some of the background up on the top left and bottom right of the layout then added the fantasy strips behind.

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I tucked some Cheesecloth Gauze just under some of the flowers and added some Champagne Rhinestones.

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Finally I went around the edges with a white pen to finish off.

~ Denise ~